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Cohosts Morgan and Shannon are friends from college giving the hot-takey millennial perspective. We dish out pop culture topics, a few segments related to our fav Kanye called "Ye Whisper" where we explain what someone actually meant by the problematic statement they made; and a "theme du jour." Episode themes range from discussions on education, feminism, race, relationships, politics, world affairs, careers, technology, "Problematic Faves,"etc. Whatever the theme, we attempt to provide a holistic, humorous, and empathetic perspective -- we like to 'splain all sides, even if we don't necessarily agree because ware mature millenials.. :) Follow us on Twitter and Instagram via @TwoWiseJawns.

Cohosts Morgan and Shannon are friends from college giving the hot-takey millennial perspective. We dish out pop culture topics, a few segments related to our fav Kanye called "Ye Whisper" where we explain what someone actually meant by the problematic statement they made; and a "theme du jour." Episode themes range from discussions on education, feminism, race, relationships, politics, world affairs, careers, technology, "Problematic Faves,"etc. Whatever the theme, we attempt to provide a holistic, humorous, and empathetic perspective -- we like to 'splain all sides, even if we don't necessarily agree because ware mature millenials.. :) Follow us on Twitter and Instagram via @TwoWiseJawns.
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Cohosts Morgan and Shannon are friends from college giving the hot-takey millennial perspective. We dish out pop culture topics, a few segments related to our fav Kanye called "Ye Whisper" where we explain what someone actually meant by the problematic statement they made; and a "theme du jour." Episode themes range from discussions on education, feminism, race, relationships, politics, world affairs, careers, technology, "Problematic Faves,"etc. Whatever the theme, we attempt to provide a holistic, humorous, and empathetic perspective -- we like to 'splain all sides, even if we don't necessarily agree because ware mature millenials.. :) Follow us on Twitter and Instagram via @TwoWiseJawns.

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Episodes

Episode 54 | Ghosting 👻

10/4/2018
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This is a long one. Prepare yourselves. We recorded this episode September 26th with some preliminary thoughts on Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against him. [Sidebar: Prep schools operate 100% like the entire Gossip Girl book series. Not totally unconvinced Cecily von Ziegesar didn't author the tales coming out of Georgetown Prep and Holton-Arms in the summer of 1982. C'est lit!] Then the 27th happened and we realized we...

Duration:01:36:16

Episode 53 - Diaspora Wars

9/8/2018
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We dig into culture and identity this episode! Morg is African American-born to Philadelphia Negroes - shout out to W.E.B. DuBois! Shan was born in Jamaica to Jamaican parents - wah gwan! We're both black. Morg's heritage is not culturally Jamaican, however. Shan's heritage is not culturally African-American, however. We were inspired by an article entitled, "About Blackness, Africanness and When It’s Enough" by Nigerian-born Luvvie Ajayi of Awesomely Luvvie blog and Jesus and Jollof...

Duration:01:21:57

Episode 29 | Who knew it would be this hard?

5/4/2017
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Trump’s First Hundred Days finished this past Saturday, April 29th. Such importance cause the best time to judge someone is when they clearly don’t know what the hell they’re doing. Well we're happy to the do the judging - from foreign policy to Twitter fingas! HOT TOPICS: - Bill O' Reilly's been cancelled. He's old. - Aaron Hernandez's 30 for 30 is going to win awards. - FYRE Festival.. where rich kids paid good money for the refugee experience and great Insta shots. - Shea Moisture...

Duration:01:18:59

Episode 28 | Good Luck Grover, Goodbye GIRLS

4/19/2017
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In episode 28 Two Wise Jawns bid farewell to HBO's GIRLS. Sad! The show began six seasons ago where both jawns having graduated in 2009 and 2010 from ivory tower institutions related something serious to Hannah, Jessa, Marnie, and Shosh. Bish you guessed it! This is our second GIRLS season recap. Those were our people. And that's saying a lot considering we're both melinated as hell! Say what one must about Lena Dunham, she created a relateable show to many and for many. Join us as we...

Duration:01:01:12

Episode 27 | You can literally opt tf out... sort of, maybe, jk!

4/6/2017
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We've all read or are familiar with Brave New World or 1984 or Citizen Kane or Clockwork Orange and all of the literary classics about the looming presence of "Big Brother." With the advancements in technology and the ubiquity of it, have we reached the point of no return? Is "privacy" as we've assumed it to be a thing of the distant past? Is anything truly private anymore? How often do we opt into it knowingly or unknowingly? This and more on this episode of Two Wise Jawns. We also joke...

Duration:01:08:37

Episode 26 | "Perf, he looks urban now."

3/21/2017
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Relating to another person can be hard. Can be even harder if you're overcoming cultural barriers. Let’s dive into being the token for your token! This episode is all about interracial dating! Recorded Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Duration:01:00:05

Episode 25 | Get TF Out

3/7/2017
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The timing was nigh. Get Out​'s time was now. That clever, clever Jordan Peele of Key & Peele​ fame did the damn thing. Gorgeous movie, beautifully shot. This episode we devote our hot takin' to the themes and nuances of Get Out. We have a lot lot to unpack. Come laugh and dissect with us. MAJOR SPOILER ALERT If you've yet to see the movie, you can enjoy Hot Topics without fearing spoilers for the first 42 minutes. Anything after that is fair game playa, playa. This week Trump is literally...

Duration:01:19:52

Episode 24 | Alt Loving

2/22/2017
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One fish, two fish, one man, two d**ks. This episode we get into "Alternative Romances." We talk Monogamy. We talk Open Relationships. We talk Polyamory. We talk Polygamy. We talk Polygany. It's 2017! Love is love is love. But is all love sustainable? Do you and your boo or your collective boos have the range? In other news Morg still hasn't recovered from Rihanna's egregious SNUB by the Recording Academy and Shan's still ain't sure monogamy is even a natural state. Recorded Sunday, February...

Duration:01:06:09

Episode 23 | "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."

2/8/2017
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Reality TV and me. Today we tap into reality television and its impact on the culture. Andy Warhol once said "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." He didn't lie. Virality is the currency du moment. But that's a bit moralistic and we're a bit problematic, so we also list our favorite reality television indulgences this episode, surprisingly none of which are produced by Mona Scott-Young da God. Sad! Hot Topics: -Beyonce is preggers with dem babies! -Frederick Douglass...

Duration:01:05:41

Episode 22 | God Bless America And Nowhere Else

1/26/2017
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Seven days in to the 'don' of a new era and it's high time for some self care. No alternative facts. No fake news.. omg hella fake news abound! No soft sensuality. No stress. Let's reflect on the gift of grace the Obama's have been these past 8 years. Barack and Michelle it's been our pleasure. Recorded Sunday January 22, 2017.

Duration:01:32:05

Episode 21 | New Year, Same Jawns

1/13/2017
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New year, who dis!? Welcome to 2017! You've had almost two weeks to gather yourself and your bearings. Hopefully your chakras are more aligned than those unhinged millennials! Speaking of millennials, that's the focus of today's episode. All about dem hip young thangs born between 1981 and 1997. Need a reference? Think from Kim Kardashian to Kylie Jenner, give or take a year. Your fav Two Wise Jawns fit squarely in that range because we be cool how we be cool. #BornBefore90 Today we have a...

Duration:01:01:04

Episode 20 | Loving And Leaving You, Best of 2016

12/27/2016
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2016 was a crazy year. It took names and literally keeps taking names. George Michael didn't deserve, not on Christmas Day! Rio almost got through with the Olympics without any incidents but Ryan Lochte refused to let them be great. We found out Blue Ivy doesn’t play with North but "dem babies" sure do and for that Kanye weeps. Black millennials finally saw themselves reflected on the silver screen in Atlanta and Insecure. We learned that America refuses to miss an opportunity to one up the...

Duration:01:23:26

Episode 19 | insecure like shxt

12/8/2016
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Issa Rae came, saw, and conquered Q4 2016. We've been fans of hers since her YouTube series Awkward Black Girl - the darling of Black college coeds all over. In our INSECURE season recap we discuss the show, but more importantly we wonder aloud how this show somehow managed to galvanize the black male collective in a way not witnessed since the first Million Man March. #LawrenceHive Shout out to INSECURE for examining Friendships, Relationships, Professionalships...as twenty-old negresses in...

Duration:01:30:24

Episode 18 | "..this is an Alaïa!"

11/28/2016
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We're a bit late with this episode, but we here! Between Morg's birthday and Thanksgiving which happened to fall on the more important holiday - Morg's birthday, duh! - we've been busy eating, and hosting, and voguing, and twerking, and being carefree twenty-somethings. But we ain't forget, so here we are. Today we go back to the '99 and 2000.. and '93 and '88 and '95 and basically reminisce about our favorite childhood movies and television shows from Clueless to A Different World to Daria...

Duration:01:04:19

Episode 17 | Mom, you can listen to this

11/10/2016
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Is everyone okay? Or do we still need time to process this very real episode of Black Mirror? Our theme today is sexiness. And how we define it in ourselves, men, women, etc. But the real meat is #Election2016 Donald J. Trump is the president-elect of the United States. That's incredibly weird to say. We still think he Joanne the Scammer'd his way into the hearts of millions, but alas. Multitudes still haven't recovered from the shock. Us Two Wise Jawns are slowly picking up the pieces and...

Duration:01:28:22

Episode 16 | This Election, Are We There Yet?

10/26/2016
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Election 2016 has been a joy. Unprecedented in its madness, it's been great fodder for us social commentary folk. This episode the Two Wise Jawns examine "the divide." How has Trump gotten this far despite being the equivalent of Ron Burgundy? Has a sizable portion of the population - poor or working class white Americans - gone unheard and discarded? Is their dismay warranted? What will Hillary Clinton do (because of course she's getting elected!) to bridge the gap and assuage their pain...

Duration:01:07:35

Episode 15 | Making America GREAT Again

10/10/2016
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The Two Wise Jawns have a singular best friend. Besides one another, and Solange Knowles Ferguson, and Kid Cudi, and all of our close friends from college and high school, and The Lord, and Ashley Everett/Kimberly Gipson in Morg's mind, and Cardi B, and Princess Nokia in Shan's mind, and Freja Beha Erichsen... it's Mr. West... Mr. West... Mr. West! We are Kanye apologists. We are Kanye sympathizers. We are Kanye whisperers. We "get" Ye and all of his neurosis and idiosyncratic genius....

Duration:01:20:47

Episode 14 | Bad Feminist

10/3/2016
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Dearly beloved, we gather here today to discuss bruja magic. Just kidding. Both Shan and Morg are fans of writer and social pundit Roxane Gay and we channel the name of her book of essays "Bad Feminist" on this episode. What is a bad feminist, say you? Aren't we all a "bad" something? We discuss the hypocrisies and contradictions one faces aligning with an ideology, but also being human and thus confronting the realities of biological proclivities. That was just a bunch of fancy words to...

Duration:01:33:47

Episode 13 | Palm to Neck Ratio

9/15/2016
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Welcome to a new episode of Three Wise Jawns! Yep you heard right! We have a third and we're so happy she made this twosome a shexy threesome on this today. Philly bred, but Brooklyn made Steph Watts has graced us with her cool as we discuss online dating apps, first dates, and the skress of it all in 2016. A bit on Lady Watts: As NYC’s biggest fan in the form of the coolest black girl alive, Stephanye’s quest to discover everything dope, cheap, and black+ excellent below 14th Street and...

Duration:02:00:17

Episode 12 | So Low (Refrain)

8/30/2016
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"So low that I don't get high no more. I'm hummin' and whistlin' to those not deserving. I've stumbled and lived every word. Was I working just way too hard?" - Andre 3000, Solo (Reprise) Today we're talmbout Work Work Work Work Work, ugh work. And it seems it even has Andre 3000 down in his feature on Frank Ocean's new album. This episode you get to learn a bit more about the Two Wise Jawns -- our woes, insecurities, and dreams regarding career and ambition and success. Basically we're...

Duration:01:37:31